Kansas needs illegal immigrants
The Kansas City Star
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and others like to pontificate about the evils of illegal immigration.
But it turns out these politicians are missing a key point: Kansas needs illegal immigrants.
Specifically, the state’s dairies and feedlots are begging Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman to make it possible for them to hire illegal immigrants.
Rodman says he is seeking a federal waiver from the Department of Homeland Security to make that possible.
Ah, the irony.
In a state where top elected officials seem bent on making illegal immigrants into evil people, the real world is saying something else: We don’t have enough workers to do the jobs that produce large profits for agricultural entities in Kansas. So we need the ability to hire dependable illegal immigrants to do some of those jobs.
Illegal immigrants often do the jobs that other people won’t. It appears some Kansas businesses realize that and are willing to forget all that hoopla about the supposed evils of these people and give them a job. It’s all about making money, and illegal immigrants will help them do just that.
Here’s a quotation you know just grates on Kobach and others in the anti-illegal immigration movement:
“I need a waiver,” Rodman told a reporter. “It would be good for Kansas agriculture.”